A friend started me on this, and I decided to *dangit, do it* ! So after months of lurking on the net, I decided to make my own instead of buying a chicken abode. Had a great time doing it with one of our 5 year old grand-sons *helping* me. Pic of *about* what it looks like in the coop pictures section. I am in Utah, so I am a bit concerned about the winter creeping up on us. I already (home-made again) made a water supply warmer, in case of sub freezing temps. When the chickens laid their first egg(s), that same friend who started me on this, took his calculator out and after asking me how many potatoes, I already forked over in behalf of the chickens, he kindly told me that my first free egg, will be laid when the chickens are done with laying eggs ... Nice friend huh ... ? Please take this last previous paragraph with a bag of salt, a grain does not suffice !